Dr Susan Reh
Senior Lecturer in Management
Susan is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Management at the University of Exeter Business School. Prior to joining the school in 2021, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher in organizational psychology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She obtained her PhD in organizational behaviour at the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University in the Netherlands in cooperation with the Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany.
Susan’s research revolves around workplace dynamics and how these unfold over time in areas such as well-being, aging, or social comparisons and interpersonal behaviour. Her research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and The Leadership Quarterly.
- Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (NL) in cooperation with Kühne Logistics University (GER)
- M.Sc. in Management (Kühne Logistics University, GER)
- B.Sc. in Psycholgy (University of Hamburg, GER)
- workplace dynamics
- social comparison
- (counter-)productive work behaviors
- age and well-being
Susan’s research revolves around workplace dynamics and how these unfold over time in areas such as well-being, aging, or social comparisons and interpersonal behaviour. Using such a temporal lens, she investigates, for instance, how emotional job demands affect employees’ emotional well-being and job satisfaction across the working lifespan, or how work sets people on more or less favourable trajectories of well-being. In another line of research, she studies why employees undermine rising stars who pose a threat to their future status and how social comparisons between may facilitate knowledge exchange and cooperation.
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Awards and Honours
- Award for best PhD thesis, Dr. Friedrich Jungheinrich Foundation (2019)
- Best paper proceedings at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018
- Best Poster Award at the EAWOP Early Career Summer School 2016